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Brighton & Hove Albion
Paul Cockayne
Historical Record: 330-153-351 (0.487)
Current Season: 5-2-15 (0.273)
Bank 2922 / CP 32
Captain: Oliver Ruby
Team Awards
1 League Title
4 FA Cup Titles
1 FA Shield Title
2 Alan Parr Cup Titles

Next Session

38 Apr 27 Northampton Town FC 3rd Division - R17
39 Apr 27 @Swansea City AFC 3rd Division - R18

Recent Results

35 Apr 20 L1 - 3@Swindon Town FC 3rd Division - R16
34 Apr 20 W7 - 2Wycombe Wanderers 3rd Division - R15
30 Apr 13 D0 - 0Leicester City FC 3rd Division - R14
29 Apr 13 L0 - 3@Hereford United FC 3rd Division - R13
26 Apr 06 L0 - 1Crewe Alexandra FC 3rd Division - R12
25 Apr 06 L0 - 1@Dagenham & Redbridge 3rd Division - R11
24 Mar 30 L0 - 5(n)Weston-super-Mare AFC Youth Cup - R1
21 Mar 30 L0 - 6Southend United 3rd Division - R10
20 Mar 30 W2 - 0Swansea City AFC 3rd Division - R9
17 Mar 23 L0 - 3@Northampton Town FC 3rd Division - R8

Coach's Biography: Paul Cockayne

My love of games goes back to early years, the age of about 4, I suppose, being beaten at chess again and again by my elder brother and occasionally a kind uncle.  On Sundays the family usually sat down to play a board game; Monopoly, Cluedo and Risk were favourites, and we’d often play rummy as well.  My mum was a lover of patience games and my dad introduced me to the idea of book cricket which occupied many an hour in the pre-computer era.

My secondary school was starting to take chess seriously when I arrived and I found myself playing regularly for school and later county teams.  Later bridge also became popular when the Rev. Davy gave up his struggle to interest his class in Latin or the Divinities.  As I progressed through university chess remained my great passion but in our twenties my wife and I started playing bridge together with some success – until our bridge became rather more successful than our marriage in fact.   I continued playing bridge seriously through to the mid 1990s, with even the occasional success at national level.  I did not, however, repeat my mistake by playing with my second wife.  A good decision, as we remain married and mostly friendly after 26 years together.

Sometime in the 1980s I got involved in the postal games hobby, initially playing Diplomacy and then, later, United and pretty much any other game that was going.  For about four years I ran my own postal games zine “On the Game”, which won the UK zine poll a couple of times.  It was in this period that I met Alan Parr, the originator of United (and still running a game to this day), and like me, a huge jazz fan.  In fact, Alan and I once went to a football match together, Tring Town v. Wokingham, in the basement level depths of the English league pyramid: a win for Tring, 3-1 as I recollect. I think the spectators outnumbered the players but I can’t be sure.

Family, house moves and career changes put an end to my games playing for a while around 1996, until about a year ago when I started playing bridge again and renewed my interest in games through the computer world.   Things have gone full circle, in a way.  I find myself playing a bit a chess again, and when my two sons (now 26 and 24) are home we will invariably pull out a board game (but no longer Monopoly, I’m pleased to say).

In MSWLU2 I have previously managed Wycombe Wanderers


Team Roster

Players (28)
Joe Burroughs SBY Gk 
Felix Blucher III Gk 
Jamie Sansom  (1) Sw 11 
Lukas Jung SBY Sw 
Lukas Schmidt Df 13 
David Kahn II Df 11 
Jayden Walker APP Df 
Tomas Moe APP Df 
Harry Lennon Df 
Ethan Grand IV Df 
RaphaŽl Deshayes IV Df 
Taylor Ahmed SBY Df 
Patrick Roberts Mf 12 
Robin Schaffer II Mf 10 
Liam Martinsson APP Mf 
Noah Evans III Mf 
Geoffrey Lennon SBY Mf 
Gianluca Bruno III Mf 
Kai Mitchell IV Mf 
Victor Bayle II Fw 11 
Oliver Ruby (c) III Fw 
Kiyoshi Hayashi III Fw 
Graham McAdam Fw 
Concepci?n  Valverde III Fw 
Nathan Tissot II Fw 
Leon Thomas SBY Fw 
Manuel Maldonado IV Fw 
Zachary Pilkington IV Fw 
Backroom Boys
Andy Cockham Coach 
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